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Each Be Washington scenario contains many complicated dilemmas and conflicting pieces of advice. Use these resources when teaching about the history of America and using the game Be Washington!

Inquiry Questions to Consider

Use these inquiry questions to spark analysis while teaching with Be Washington

  • What does good leadership look like?
  • Why is it difficult to work with people who have multiple perspectives? How might it be rewarding? Additionally - how does a person’s experience impact their viewpoints and decisions?
  • How does one create a powerful government while protecting the liberties of its citizens?
  • How do the citizens of the United States impact how it functions? Why do citizen voices matter?
  • How do Washington's decisions in Be Washington affect the system of the United States government? How did Washington set precedents for presidencies to come?

How to Play Be Washington

Use this link to access information on how to play the game

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Watch BeWashington

Don't want to play the entire game, or only want to show a specific advisor to your class? Click the link to access the BeWashington YouTube playlist, which takes each component out of gameplay and into video format.

Watch the Videos

Graphic Organizers

These graphic organizers are meant to provide opportunities to record thoughts, questions, and ideas. Click below to view graphic organizers!


Graphic Organizers

Lesson Plans

View the lesson plans associated with Be Washington. Each plan contains primary sources, student handouts, teacher background information, and much more.

View the Lesson Plans

Explore the Advisors

Click the link to read more about each advisor in the different Be Washington scenarios.

Be Washington Advisors

Back to Be Washington Home

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